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塔拉哈西的佛斯却斯区
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塔拉哈西的春季
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佛罗里达州的塔拉哈西为维持它的首府地位,曾经历了一段相当艰辛的时光。自
1850年代以来,人们就一直讨论要把佛罗里达州的首府搬离塔拉哈西!在1967年,该州议会提出将首府移到奥兰多(Orlando)的法案,塔拉哈西的居民就想出了在每年三月举办节庆的主意,希望能由此宣扬该市的美景。他们将此庆典定名为「塔拉哈西的春季:一场首府的活动」。塔拉哈西的春季景色极为动人,因为所有的水木树及杜鹃花丛都开满了漂亮的花朵。

自此以后,只要年年举办此一节庆,塔拉哈西的居民就可确知,塔拉哈西将永远会是佛罗里达州的首府。负责协调这个节庆的义工共分成五个"krewe",每一个"krewe"各代表佛罗里达州历史上的不同时期:西班牙统治、美国属地、内战前的州身份、内战后及复建时期、和最后的20世纪。每一个"krewe"(念做"crew")所建造的游行花车,必须反应出他们所代表的时期特色,另外,节庆举办时,在特定的活动项目内,"krewe"也要穿上代表那个时期的服饰。

除了游行以外,节庆内容还包括了艺术家、工艺、美食、音乐及多彩多姿的热气球大会,这些热气球的颜色就像佛罗里达州的春日一般,充满了亮丽而鲜艳的色彩。


Tallahassee, Florida, has had a hard time trying to keep the capital there. There's been talk of moving the capital of Florida out of Tallahassee since the 1850s! After a bill was introduced in the state legislature in 1967 to move the capital to Orlando, the community of Tallahasee came up with the idea of having a festival in March to show off the beauty of the city. They called the festival "Springtime Tallahassee, A Capital Affair." Spring in Tallahasee is particularly pretty because all of the dogwood trees and azalea bushes are in full bloom with beautiful flowers.

Since then, Tallahassee has made sure that the capital of Florida stays put by having this festival every year. Volunteers who coordinate the festival are organized into five "krewes," each representing a different period of Florida history: Spanish, U.S. territory, statehood before the Civil War, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the 20th century. Each "krewe" (pronounced "crew") builds a parade float that reflects one of these periods. The "krewes" also appear in period costume at a number of gala events during the festival.

In addition to a parade, the festival also features arts, crafts, delicious food and music and the colorful Balloon Rally, which is as colorful as Florida in springtime.

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